Iceland should be on every outdoor enthusiast’s wish list. The wilderness and unbelievable natural beauty is a joy to experience. The island offers a dramatic landscape of lava fields, black sand beaches, glaciers and icebergs.
The most convenient and cost effective way to get around Iceland is by hiring a car, especially if you can share the trip with friends. Navigation around the island is easy with only one main road called Route 1 hugging the coast, which is also known as Iceland’s ring road. There is a shopping Centre close to the airport where you can stock up on snacks for the trip.
Driving South East on the ring road from Reikjavik and with little effort, you can explore the excellent natural sights of the southern coast. There are plenty of B&B’s and homestays along the route.
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Read on for my 5 epic adventures for nature lovers.
- Skogafoss Waterfall
You can’t miss this magnificent waterfall as it can be seen from the road and is only a short walk from the car park. This was the first experience I had with the true icy cold temperature of Icelands air. My coat was soaking and body was freezing.
- Hike to Spring in wilderness
- Vik Beach – black sand Big ice blocks
The golden circle
- The secret lagoon
Beautiful lagoon in the open nature, much quieter than the well-known blue lagoon in Reikyavik.
- Hiking the glacier: